Monday, March 14, 2011

IN THE MOOT COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

12TH MARCH 2011

SUHAIMAI SHAFIE
V
PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
COUNSEL FOR  THE APPELLANTS
Jayarubbiny Jayaraj, Mathanraj S.C Subramaniam, Kartiyaini Jeyapalan, Savinder Singh a/l Jugindar Singh.

COUNSELS FOR THE RESPONDENTS
Siew Soo Sien, Lee Sen Ching, Lemuel Chong Yi Leik, Poo Long Yii.

MOOT COURT JUDGE:MRS. VJ
Appeal Rejected. Judgment of the  High Court affirmed.Court Rules in favour of Respondents.

Overall Appellants & Respondents did a fabulous job.There is great potential.
(Setback:Appellants bungling their way through documents and both the Appellants and the Respondents reading from notes like TV newscasters)- Nothing personal here.

Appellants would have won the day if they had ventillated the points as enunciated in the case of Fan Yew Teng v PP 2 MLJ 1975 at p. 235- pertinent passages.." Mere criticism of Goverment is not  sufficient to constitute sedition.In a parliamentary democracy constructive criticism is always welcomed by the Goverment of the day.Honest and reasonable criticism is a source of strength  to the country rather than a weakness.There is nothing to prevent a person criticising the system of goverment or expressing a desire for a different system of Goverment..."

The Appellants overlooked this case.






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